How to avoid cyber attacks before it’s too late
Security continues to be an area of focus for many firms, with most realising that moving people to remote working has affected the firm’s cyber security risks, which you could say was inevitable. Remote working combined with a lack of monitoring across staff devices, has opened the doors to many new opportunities for cyber crime and associated attacks, including phishing attacks, identity fraud and much more.
It only takes one mistake for your firm to be compromised.
As more firms are now aiming to shift their practice towards more permanent remote working conditions, now more than ever, it’s critical for the safety of your confidential client data and all other valuable data held within your firm to be fully protected.
A range of easy and effective security measures are available for your firm. Explore the options that could suit your firm best as leaving it up to luck is no longer a viable option.
What can your firm do?
Provide phishing awareness
We often assume that everyone should know the subtle signs of a suspicious email and as a result steer clear from opening it. However, as phishing attacks continue to increase, the subtle signs we once knew have become increasingly clever and more sophisticated making them harder to spot. Specialist phishing attack training and consultancy are available for the whole team to ensure that all employees are not only savvy to the latest vulnerabilities that are exploited by hackers, but also ensures that any new investments aimed at providing greater security are being utilised to their full potential.
Carry out frequent testing
At Accesspoint we aim to always apply the highest level of protection to our client platforms. We make use of Ethical Hacking Partners to provide simulated security attacks, which in turn provide us with detailed reports that we can then work on and swiftly fix any issues should any vulnerabilities be identified.
Utilise Microsoft products
Our team of experts are well trained on implementing and maintaining a wide range of Microsoft services and products to protect and modernise the security within your firm. The azure active directory integration facilitates SSO and multifactor authentication to prevent cyber security attacks, it is also a great tool for enabling remote work, as it provides effective collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams to allow users to securely access cloud apps from home. Additionally, the Azure DNS Service offers a handy hosting service for DNS domains which gives your firm a great sense of security through access to activity logs, role-based access control and more.
Explore device encryption
Gaining access to lost, stolen, or compromised computers is one of the biggest risks as many employees continue to work remotely. Ensuring your firm’s data is safe from the start is crucial to avoiding unnecessary costs and leaks concerning client work. We can provide your team with the latest device encryption and MDM tools to keep confidential data secure as they mitigate unauthorised data access by enhancing file and systems protections.